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MACON, May 12, 1865-11 a. m.

Major-General DODGE:

The guerrillas lately killed by our scouts are of a kind new to this country. They are dressed in Confederate uniforms and armed with Enfield rifles. When closely pressed they desire to surrender as Confederate soldiers, claiming to be Price's men and are under orders.

W. T. CLARKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, May 12, 1865.

Captain CLARKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Any of these bands that you described that propose to lay down their arms can do so, and the military authorities will take no further action in the case. If they persist in resisting no terms will be granted them. They are nothing but outlaws. It is too late to surrender after our troops catch them in arms.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

May 12, 1865-10. 45 a. m.

Brigadier General R. B. MITCHELL,

Fort Leavenworth;

Get the Sixth U. S. Volunteers off for Kearny and Julesburg as soon as possible. Report when they move.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

May 12, 1865-10. 44 [a. m.].

Colonel C. H. POTTER,

Sixth U. S. Volunteers, Fort Leavenworth:

Report to Brigadier General R. B. Mitchell with your regiment for orders.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, May 12, 1865-12 noon.

Major-General DODGE:

Reports this morning say a large band of guerrillas came within four miles of Westport yesterday and burnt houses, driving all the inhabitants to Kansas City. I will go down the border to-morrow and see the condition of troops. Colonel Blair reports our cavalry in bad condition for want of horses.

ROBT. B. MITCHELL,

Brigadier-General.